Friday, June 29, 2007


i think facebook is down and now i have nothing to do. but shoot, i'm completely fine now that "yours to hold" just started playing on my itunes. thank you, skillet.

at the risk of sounding like a freak, yesterday i had 5 glasses of lemonade. yeah, that's intense. i was bored at work and decided that i want to try every flavored lemonade possible. i had regular ole lemonade, raspberry lemonade, pomegranate lemonade, blackberry lemonade, and grape lemonade. don't worry, i have a good 10 fruity flavors left before i run out.

small prayer request: i'm not sure if i'm being called to help lead high schoolers at youth group or what. so just direction on that would be great since i could only see myself with the middle school/junior high age before this week.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007


i was just owned by a thunderstorm. before going into my leasing office, the rain wasn't so bad, then leaving i had to run as fast as i could for about 10 seconds before diving into my car. and was head-to-toe completely drenched. i did manage to keep my free popcorn dry though. priorities.

for some reason i thought i should just get home before the storm got worse... and i could not see more than three feet in front of my car which is ridiculously nerve racking--even while going 35 mph. then a random tree branch fell on me and my car--poor Rhonda.

then i thought i was going to be swept off the road since it looked like a river was flowing perpendicular to the road and it was getting hard to steer so i finally pulled over into one of the MSU research driveways and chilled with a van for a minute. then rain kinda, sorta, not really let up and a cement truck with huge lights on the back of it drove by, so i made my move onto the road again and got behind that monster so i could see a little further ahead of me.

when we (the cement truck and i--since we're buddies now) drove under the bridge, it was like a block party filled with random cars, motorcyclists, and bikers (we have a lot of hardcore bicyclists on my road). i would have joined the party too, and all, but i was only like a minute from home so i just continued on. i have never been happier to see my driveway. the end. i am still wet. yuuuck

Saturday, June 23, 2007


this is my entertainment at the computer. my cat is infatuated with the gloriousness of the printer. if i print anything off she runs over to it and stares in awe. since i hardly print anything off lately, she enjoys standing on top of it and waiting for something to happen. on average, she steps on the power button about once every five minutes which causes it to make noise and she goes crazy over it. i need sleep. for sure. i spent almost 14 hours at work today... ahhh. it's ok though, i'm learning discipline.

Monday, June 18, 2007

i am a workaholic

oh man...
i need to maybe not work as much. kinda feeling the physical side effects.

side note: i miss a good 7 people right now more than they could ever know. ...tear. :( pray for my friends out of state right now that are just living day-by-day on God's word and grace if there's some free time in your prayers.

"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errors and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows achievement and who at the worst if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."
-Theodore Roosevelt

Saturday, June 16, 2007


spend as much time with audrey as humanly possible
Cedar Point #1
bocce ball
daily ice cream trips
art fest
Holland, Mi
Lugnuts game
Tigers game
elementary school playgrounds
Ludington, Mi
camping with friends #1
Grand Haven, Mi
sleeping under the stars
annual lame jazz fest
Chicago, Il
Cedar Point #2
weekly bonfires
swimming in a lake/river
camping with family
Common Ground
camping with friends #2
playing in rain & mud

Thursday, June 14, 2007

music makes me lose control

lately, i've been obsessed with British rock bands. they're amazing because the little accent gets me every time. makes me wanna watch The Holiday. i would give the band The Kooks an A+ as far as being a good Brit band... my favorite of their songs is "Naive" because it's so sweet and addictive. also, i really like the cover of Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy," as well as all of their other session songs.
there's not a whole lot of mainstream Christian Brit bands, but it would be awesome to find a good one.
ohhhh--and "Ruby" by Kaiser Chiefs is pretty good as well--in fact, Kaiser Chiefs are a new favorite too.

off topic: this sounds weird, but at my only two tables that i actually talked to at work tonite, God worked His way into our conversations without me initiating it. kinda cool. i like.